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    Do you think your tv license is worth it?

    Does anyone think that paying the money for your tv license is worth it?

    Im sick fed up with whats usually on tv and always resort to watching sky all the time....usually BBC repeats lol :giggle:

    After all look at all the big bbc bosses and workers like Chris moyles, terry wogan etc all getting big fat pay cheques ....from our money !!:x

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    I think its a total rip-off!

    Why should we have to pay for BBC when nobody watches it anymore because its poor quality and tons of repeats!

    Nope its not worth it!

    I very rarely watch BBC, Apart from Top gear (Which *cough* can be downloaded...)

    Original Poster

    i should have done a poll

    hmmmm


    Iom-RF

    (Which *cough* can be downloaded...)



    bad cough there Iom-RF :whistling: :giggle:

    I would be surprised if anyone thought that it was worth it, but could be worth doing a poll

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    kelly_o_fanatic

    I would be surprised if anyone thought that it was worth it, but could be … I would be surprised if anyone thought that it was worth it, but could be worth doing a poll



    lol too late, cant put one in!

    i think i know what everyones answer would be anyway ;-)

    Hadn't really thought about it before. Guess I watch bbc channels quite a lot actually! Just think of it as another one of those bills you don't have a choice in paying.

    Indeed ! however its pretty poor what rubbish is on the box. I do think it should be pay per view!! I wouldnt end up paying much as i dont watch bbc much its normally cable channels!

    It is a rip-off. I mostly watch Sky, so I see no benefit from the BEEBs cash grab. I pay a subscription to Sky, so in effect i'm paying twice :x

    I barely watch BBC... ever, so it's a complete rip off.

    It should be optional monthly payment, they allow people to pay monthly towards the annual subscription anyway but it's a con that they force you to pay.

    They need to operate like all the other channels and either insert some advertising or charge a fee on sky/cable/freeview.

    I think if they deleted the need of a TV licence, i think hardly anyone would pay to receive the channels, which shows how poorly run the channel is.

    This may not be popular but I think its worth every penny. Look how many BBC programs are repeated on Sky etc...

    But the main reason is for the best news coverage in the world, the radio and website....

    Rip off too many repeats and not enough worth watching at the best of times.

    Hell yeah, abolish tv licence and just think about 27 quid per quarter more to spend on HOTDEALS! LOL:giggle:

    gari189

    But the main reason is for the best news coverage in the world, the radio … But the main reason is for the best news coverage in the world, the radio and website....



    I use Sky news on the Tv and BBC news online.

    I would sooner pay a £1000 for a licence than pay Rupert a penny for his imported bilge. :-D

    They should move to paid advertising - after all the BBC channels in other countries all have adverts, and besides gives you time to make a cup of tea!
    The TV license is not the best way to raise funds - TV and Radio personality's salaries are not the best way to spend them either! Although I do think the government making the BBC fund the digital switchover (for the whole country) puts an even greater strain on their funds. If the public can't afford to buy a freeview receiver, how can they afford the licence in the first place!!

    Long and short of it, the BBC needs to move into the 21st century and come up with a new way of raising revenue, and when they get it, they need to be smarter with the way they spend it - the current line-up of trash-telly is awful: soap operas, 'reality tv', talent shows etc etc

    I'd rather they just did 3 shows a night - the News, Rolf's animal hospital and Top Gear. They should stop trying to be like other channels, grabbing TV shows from the USA, unless they want to start paying for them like other channels - subscription and/or advertising!

    rant over.

    I hardly ever watch TV, maybe 3 hours a week tops so for me it's very poor value, I would much prefer to see BBC have paid advertising and scrap the TV Licence.

    I don't even listen to any BBC radio stations either.

    Most other countries don't have TV Licences so I don't see why the UK should have to have one either.

    Money Spinning

    I hardly ever watch TV, maybe 3 hours a week tops so for me it's very … I hardly ever watch TV, maybe 3 hours a week tops so for me it's very poor value, I would much prefer to see BBC have paid advertising and scrap the TV Licence.I don't even listen to any BBC radio stations either.Most other countries don't have TV Licences so I don't see why the UK should have to have one either.


    Agree with you 100%.

    We should have a choice to have bbc or not, after all it is a free country:? but our so called goverment seem to make the choice for us!

    I've never had SKY, NTL or Virgin Media and find Channel 4's output far better than the Beeb's (with the exception of Big Brother). The BBC web-site is good and a couple of their radio stations.

    Is it worth the money? No.

    I'd rather they let BBC show adverts and generate their income that way. I only really watch Sky Sports channels and Sky News anyway.

    Or if they found a way to encrypt BBC which should be possible now theres digital so you pay a monthly sub that way they wouldnt need tv licencing officers saving them cash

    If I was having to pay for the TV License I wouldn't bother since I watch tv for a maximum for an hour a week, and thats to see news headlines when I wake up sometimes, but I can do that on the internet. Think its a waste of money, though some of the programs the BBC provide are alright, but nothing spectacular. Like Iom said, they can be downloaded.

    Original Poster

    I think they should look at what their paying out for peoples fees to work on tv or on radio etc and cut them, then bring our fees down !

    Look at that chris moyles, what does he get a year ? 500,000 and terry wogan gets about 750,000

    saxo_appeal

    I think they should look at what their paying out for peoples fees to … I think they should look at what their paying out for peoples fees to work on tv or on radio etc and cut them, then bring our fees down !Look at that chris moyles, what does he get a year ? 500,000 and terry wogan gets about 750,000



    Crazy. But it does take balls to be able to do something like that; though you can probably develop the balls to be able to broadcast to a large audience.

    jamesterror

    Crazy. But it does take balls to be able to do something like that; … Crazy. But it does take balls to be able to do something like that; though you can probably develop the balls to be able to broadcast to a large audience.



    Pay me half a million an i'd do radio!

    I don't even listen to Moyles!, He used to be ok, But well...........his sense of humour went as soon as he got paid more!

    Original Poster

    ALtho i dont agree with all their annum pays i must admit he has made me laugh a good few times in the morning !

    saxo_appeal

    ALtho i dont agree with all their annum pays i must admit he has made me … ALtho i dont agree with all their annum pays i must admit he has made me laugh a good few times in the morning !



    But still, £500,000 to sit on your backside & talk. I wouldn't be complaining! Talk on BBC, I'm watching Biker Boyz. Must admit they do have some good films on there sometimes.

    i sit on my backside and talk, how come i dont earn that?

    Always thought Channel 4 deserved the money far more than the BBC.

    You got Channel 4, which does have some decent shows on it, far more than the BBC imo, and you get Film4 which i just love.

    If we pay a license, the cash should be split between the other non-subscription channels.

    Money Spinning

    I don't even listen to any BBC radio stations either.



    You brought up a very good point re. radio. I'd rather dig my own heart out with a blunt spoon than listen to BBC radio. It's boring, and they play the same tracks over and over again ie. the ones that they have an agenda to promote. Smooth FM and Essex FM all the way for me.

    Hmm seems I'm in the minority here ....

    Personally I think the BBC is something we should be proud of for the following reasons.

    It's the only TV/radio/internet broadcaster (that I am aware of) funded solely in this kind of way. It is about as impartial as you can possibly get for a broadcaster and is respected as such worldwide.

    It tries to cater to as many different parts of the population (and indeed to many groups outside the UK) as possible.

    It has been, and continues to be, at the forefront in many fields. From Comedy to Drama to Documentary to General Popular Interest programs the BBC has produced some of the most acclaimed programs ever on the planet. I'll stick a few example's down as a starter and maybe some other fans of the BBC can suggest their favorites that I might have missed.

    Morecambe and Wise
    Monty Python
    Only Fools and Horses
    Porridge
    The Office
    Planet Earth
    Panorama
    The Sky at Night
    Top Gear (yes I'm an avid fan)

    Sorry but I'm not a great fan of drama's as such so I'll let a BBC drama fan pop a few down.

    Carterman

    Hmm seems I'm in the minority here ....



    Not quite, I am with you. ;-)

    Unfortunately, aswell as producing some of the best programming, it's also responsible for a lot of rubbish and copycat programming:

    strictly come dancing
    fame academy
    dinner ladies
    my family
    how do you solve a problem like maria, joseph etc
    you can't fire me, i'm famous
    ........eldorado

    and do we really need Eastenders on every five minutes!!

    If they truely stuck to quality programming, there'd be no argument, but for every 'only fools and horses' there's at least one 'according to becks' and a 'my hero'

    let's not get started on the repeats....

    Original Poster

    Unfortunately, aswell as producing some of the best programming, it's also responsible for a lot of rubbish and copycat programming:

    strictly come dancing
    fame academy
    dinner ladies
    my family
    how do you solve a problem like maria, joseph etc
    you can't fire me, i'm famous
    ........eldorado

    and do we really need Eastenders on every five minutes!!





    If they truely stuck to quality programming, there'd be no argument, but for every 'only fools and horses' there's at least one 'according to becks' and a 'my hero'

    let's not get started on the repeats....


    :whistling: :whistling: :giggle:

    well im a bit different i had sky all chanels and ive just cancelled as i only seem to watch bbc/itv so thought sky £52 i was paying was rip off after being with them 4 years so normal tv is ok for me but i do however still think its expensive

    @Saxo hehehhe

    I dont have a TV license, i dont watch TV at all, just get the DvDs of the series i want to see or watch stuff on the internet. Seem to have lots of other things to waste my time on so i dont see why i should sit infront of the box and be told what to watch.

    Thing is they find it absolutely impossible to believe that someone wouldnt want to watch TV so im constantly bombarded with reminders and warnings even though ive spoken to them and informed them that i dont watch TV.

    The reason for the BBC is so we get quality programming that isn't reliant on ratings and advertisers.

    Would you really want a system like America where the money controls everything. Where if a series isn't profitable it gets dropped in seconds and all news is biased to the point of absurdity.

    Granted it (BBC) sometimes makes mistakes like trying to follow the reality TV trend and chasing ratings. But for all it's small faults you still get one of the worlds most respected impartial news sources and programming like The Office, Blue Planet, Dr Who and Rome (BBC co-production) to name but a few.

    I also pay a sky sub and find far more repeats on sky.

    I'd rather pay and see others gain value from the BBC (World Service, Radio, website) than not and nobody have it... but, judging by people's responses on this subject every time it rears up, I'm in a minority.:-(

    Ungreat

    The reason for the BBC is so we get quality programming that isn't … The reason for the BBC is so we get quality programming that isn't reliant on ratings and advertisers.Would you really want a system like America where the money controls everything. Where if a series isn't profitable it gets dropped in seconds and all news is biased to the point of absurdity.Granted it (BBC) sometimes makes mistakes like trying to follow the reality TV trend and chasing ratings. But for all it's small faults you still get one of the worlds most respected impartial news sources and programming like The Office, Blue Planet, Dr Who and Rome (BBC co-production) to name but a few.I also pay a sky sub and find far more repeats on sky.



    what they said too..... nice one.
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